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What is an Independent Medical Examination and Do I Have to Go?

One of the most effective tools that the insurance carrier has to control an Arizona workers compensation claim and terminate benefits is an “Independent Medical Examination”.  Usually, there is nothing “Independent” about it.  In fact, we call them DME’s or “Defense Medical Examination”.  The doctor is a doctor who is chosen by the insurance carrier …

Pain and Suffering for Arizona Work Injury?

Many of our clients ask us if they will get damages for their “pain and suffering” from their Arizona workers compensation claim.  The short answer is “no”.  Damages in Arizona for work injuries are limited to the full cost of medical bills (everything – surgery, therapy, medications, walkers, crutchers – everything) and compensation for time …

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